The Best Spa Hotels in Granada, Spain

The Alhambra is one of Granadas most magnificent sights
The Alhambra is one of Granada's most magnificent sights | © Sorin Colac / Alamy Stock Photo

Most visitors to Granada will be more concerned with exploring its history and visiting the mighty Alhambra palace than getting in some spa pampering. However, you’ll certainly appreciate a hot soak or soothing massage after a day on your feet exploring the Spanish city’s charming medieval lanes and Moorish architecture. If you do fancy mixing me-time with your sightseeing, we’ve picked out the hotels with the best wellness facilities – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Palacio de los Patos

Chain Hotel, Hotel

A hotel room with bay window, wooden ceiling and a contemporary seating area at Hospes Palacio de los Patos
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Once the residence of a wealthy sugar magnate, this beautiful 19th-century mansion is one of Granada’s most impressive – both inside and out. Facilities are suitably upscale as well, and nowhere more so than its wellness area. The Bodyna Spa is an exclusive relaxation zone, centred around a heated therapy pool with massage jets. You can sweat it out in the Turkish bath and dry sauna, too, before indulging in any of a long list of treatments using only quality organic products.

2. Hotel Catalonia Granada

Spa Hotel

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With a fabulous rooftop pool, swish contemporary interiors and a smart tapas bar, the Hotel Catalonia Granada has plenty going for it – and that’s before we’ve even mentioned the spa. This calming space is complete with jetted pool and pressure showers, a hammam and sauna, and cabins where you can relax in the safe hands of their expert massage therapist. Bear in mind there is a charge for entry unless you’ve booked a treatment.

3. Villa Oniria

Spa Hotel, Villa

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Despite its city-centre location, Villa Oniria is a world of calm. A tranquil garden with aromatic flora and a tinkling fountain set the mood at this restored 19th-century property, before heading to the hotel’s deluxe spa. Here, you’ll find everything from heated current pool to chromotherapy sauna, thermal loungers and bubbling jacuzzi. Why not book yourself in for a soothing body treatment to fully unwind?

4. Marquis Hotels Issabel's

Spa Hotel

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A shimmering mirrored facade sets the tone for this super-swish, 21st-century hotel, complete with chic design-led interiors. This extends to their atmospheric Kintsugi Spa, with its sleek black tiling and twinkling constellation lights. The bijou subterranean wellness zone is free to enter, though you should book in advance if you fancy a massage. There’s a heated pool with swan-neck jets, a steam room if you fancy a detox and cushioned loungers if you just want to chill out in comfort.

5. Eurostars Washington Irving

Spa Hotel, Luxury

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This grand five-star hotel, set on a leafy lane at the foot of the Alhambra mount, is inspired by the eponymous American writer, Washington Irving. You’ll find his quotes dotted around sophisticated interiors, as well as an excellent library with first editions of his Tales of the Alhambra. Kick back with one of his books after indulging in a massage, using only the finest products. There’s also a sauna and an outdoor pool if you’d rather cool off in the Spanish sunshine.

6. Los Ángeles Hotel & Spa

Spa Hotel

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With its leafy residential setting, ivy-cascade balconies and a laid-back pool garden, you’ll relax as soon as you arrive at Los Ángeles Hotel. It’s an exquisite building, with original art nouveau features and a modern airy update. Dial up the tranquility with a trip to their dreamy Narcissus Spa, complete with water circuit, ice fountain, hammam and menu of pampering. Opt for a wrap treatment, which can involve mud, marine algae, honey or even chocolate.

7. Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Luxury

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This upscale chain hotel, right on the edge of town, has a resort vibe thanks to an impressive collection of facilities. It boasts a serious spa offering, with over 40 body and cosmetic treatments available. Swathes of shimmering mosaic set the mood as you soak in a thermal pool, sweat it out in the sauna or steam room, and cool off in the rainfall shower. If you fancy a swim, indoor and outdoor pools mean you can take a dip – come rain or shine.

8. Hotel Granada Five Senses

Spa Hotel

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This hip urban hotel offers the best of both worlds – a super-central location and seriously impressive wellness options. The boutique spa area has a feel of an Arabian palace, together with a big jacuzzi tub, sauna and treatments that includes everything from facials to full-body massages with gold wrap. You can also arrange three- or seven-day programmes catered to your health goals. Huge soaking tubs are also installed in the suites, plus there’s a rooftop plunge pool with a top cityscape panorama.

9. Hotel Macià Real de la Alhambra

Spa Hotel

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This out-of-town hotel, at the foot of the mountainous Dehesa del Generalife parkland, enjoys proximity to some of the area’s finest outdoor space. When you’ve spent a day exploring the nearby trails and peaks, return to soak tired limbs and unwind in the hotel’s excellent spa. Styled like traditional Arab baths, you can enjoy various hot and cold pools and steam rooms, as well as a variety of water-based body treatments. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s the bubble bath with wine or milk.

10. Arte Vida Suites and Spa

Spa Hotel, Suite Hotel

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Occupying an early-20th-century building that combines colourful tiling, traditional brickwork and geometric motifs, this central hotel reflects the Moorish flavour of the surrounding city. Its spa also has the feeling of classic Arab baths, complete with hammam, Finnish sauna and thermal pool with aquajets. Book ahead for a wide range of massages with essential oils and other body treatments. Spa entry is not included, but worth it as you can get the place all to yourself.

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